On July 22, representatives from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell will meet with residents at 11:30 a.m. at the East Hampton Senior Center at 128 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton to discuss scams targeting seniors and how seniors can protect themselves.
“The last thing families need is to be scammed out of their hard-earned money,” said Attorney General Schneiderman in an announcement for the event. “It is shameful that scam artists target people with bogus threats and scare tactics, but following a few basic tips can help you fight back and stay safe.”
“My office will continue to look for ways to inform the public of current phone and computer scams so they can have the tools to avoid becoming victims of these fraudulent tactics,” said Ms. Fleming
“The better we understand the techniques used by scammers in today’s world, the better we’re all able to recognize and avoid them,” said Mr. Cantwell.
The Attorney General’s Office will highlight common telephone and internet scams and tips to avoid falling victim. Attorney General Schneiderman reminds New Yorkers that in addition to being vigilant, they should also report instances of fraud to his office.
Consumers are encouraged to file complaints by visiting the Office’s website, www.ag.ny.gov, or calling 1.800-771.7755.
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